09 October 2018

Tuesday Tidbits for October 9: Upcoming Event and Exhibition Details

More details on three of October's biggest royal events, plus some exhibitions worth checking out:

--Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank on Friday! The wedding at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, begins at 11 am and will be televised. (Here's a time zone converter.) In the UK, it will air on ITV start at 9:25 am and run through 12:30 pm. In the US, TLC will broadcast starting at 4:25 am Eastern and encoring at 7:25 am Eastern/Pacific. (The wedding starts at 6 am Eastern.) It will be able to stream on the TLC Go app after the broadcast. The royal family also released a bunch of extra details about the wedding over the weekend. We will cover the festivities here. (But please, for those looking to discuss the York wedding, read the note at the bottom of this post.) [Twitter]

--Details for the Dutch state visit to the United Kingdom were released yesterday. The state visit happens on October 23rd and 24th. The state banquet will be held on day one and it will be the only evening event. The Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex will accompany King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima for parts of the visit. Details of which British royal family members will attend the state banquet have not been released. [Dutch Royal House]

--Exhibition heads up #1: An opportunity to see the Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara in the flesh diamonds is approaching! It will be a centerpiece of the "Russia, Royalty & The Romanovs" exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. The display starts on November 9 and runs through April 28, 2019. Queen Victoria's Hesse Diamond Jubilee Brooch, currently worn by the Duchess of Cornwall, will also be a part of the exhibition. [Daily Mail]
Royal Collection
Royal Collection

--An itinerary for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand was released last week. They'll be on tour October 16-31. [Royal Family]

--Over at the Jewel Vault, the Queen's time at Balmoral is drawing to a close.

--And finally, exhibition heads up #2: San Francisco, you have an opportunity to see some of the exquisite couture of Sheikha Mozah in person. "Contemporary Muslim Fashions" at the de Young Museum includes four outfits from the sheikha. It runs through January 6. [Hollywood Reporter]

A note regarding the upcoming York wedding: For weeks, whether or not Princess Eugenie should have a televised wedding with this much "to-do" has been a topic of discussion in the comments. That issue is no longer up for discussion on this blog. Unfortunately, it has turned into a dumping ground for those who don't care for the people in this branch of the family - and those sorts of comments are against our comment policy. Thank you for helping keep this a pleasant place to be.

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